SOCOTEC Consulting, Inc., a leading provider of TIC (Testing, Inspection, and Certification), consulting, and advisory services with a strategic focus on building and infrastructure sectors, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Forge Engineering, a Naples, Florida-based company specializing in Forensics Engineering, Marine Engineering, Building Sciences Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Construction Materials Testing.
"Today is another exciting day for SOCOTEC, for Forge Engineering, and for our respective clients around the world," said SOCOTEC CEO Marc Weissbach. "With this transaction, Forge bolsters our superior technical services platform. Adding geotechnical and environmental consulting as well as materials testing to our service offerings deepens our position within the infrastructure market. Having already catered to this market with forensic and dispute resolution offerings, Forge's services align very well with our holistic approach to pre-construction, construction and post-construction activities, thereby supporting our clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their most valuable assets," Weissbach added.
"Forge Engineering is excited to become part of SOCOTEC. With this joining, our clients will gain additional expertise and depth in all areas of the built environment. Additionally, it will provide unlimited advancement possibilities for our staff as well as needed support for the continued expansion throughout the Southeastern United States," said Matt Nolton, CEO of Forge Engineering.
Forge Engineering utilizes over 30 professionals in three Florida offices: Naples, Plantation and Sarasota. SOCOTEC currently has one office in Miami.
"The SOCOTEC Group has strong ambitions for the US territory," added Hervé Montjotin, CEO of the SOCOTEC Group. "We are aimed at becoming a key player in asset integrity and TIC professional services throughout an asset's lifecycle. By joining forces with Forge Engineering, with our talent and current expertise in ATIC, ETIC, Project Advisory and Dispute Resolution, we will expand our value-added proposition towards major industry and construction for both private and public companies."